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October 2020 Update: HAL Dry Docks, Charters and Groups onboard.


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Here is the latest update of the Dry Docks, Charters and Groups Onboard file.

The charters and group sailings organisations have been slowly updating their plans, so the information listed here may change over the coming months.

The information on the HAL website is sometimes contradictory to the information posted by charter organisations (i.e. some dates which are shown as charters on the organiser's website is still available to book on the HAL website). Also, some Charters/Groups have posted their schedules, however HAL have not posted theirs (eg Nieuw Amsterdam, Caribbean Winter 2021 sailings). 

As usual,if you have information about groups charters or dry docks then please post here and I will update in the next file.

New information since last month is shown in RED.

Group bookings which appear to have changed since last month are shown in GREY.

 

PLANNED DRY DOCKS

Eurodam : 29 November 2020 – 08 December 2020 : Dry Dock : Freeport, Bahamas

 

 

LAST COMPLETED DRY DOCK

Eurodam

 

08 April 2018 - 17 April 2018

Koningsdam

 

02 December 2018 - 09 December 2018

Nieuw Amsterdam

 

07 December 2017 - 19 December 2017

Nieuw Statendam

 

 

Noordam

 

29 September 2019 – 13 October 2019 (10 April 2015 - 19 April 2015)

Oosterdam

 

21 March 2018 - 02 April 2018

Rotterdam VII

 

 

Volendam

 

18 – 31 October 2019 (24 November 2017 - 05 December 2017)

Westerdam

 

04 – 15 January 2020 (14 April 2017 - 26 April 2017)

Zaandam

 

21 - 30 September 2020 (02 April 2018 - 13 April 2018)

Zuiderdam

 

01 – 09 December 2019 (23 October 2017 – 04 November 2017)

 

 

 CHARTERS  (i.e. full ship charters)

 

Eurodam:

24 October 2021 – 31 October 2021 : Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Koningsdam:

 

Nieuw Amsterdam:

30 October 2021– 06 November 2021: Caribbean : Malt Shop Memories Cruise

06 November 2021 – 13 November 2021 : Caribbean : Sandy Beaches Cruise

13 November 2021 – 20 November 2021 : Caribbean : Country Music Cruise

22 January 2022 – 29 January 2022 : Caribbean : Soul Train Cruise

12 February 2022 – 19 February 2022 : Caribbean : All Star Irish Cruise

05 March 2022 – 12 March 2022 : Caribbean : JoCo Cruise

 

Nieuw Statendam:

 

Noordam:

 

Oosterdam:

 

Rotterdam VII :

29 January 2022 – 05 February 2022 : Caribbean : Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

 

Volendam:

 

Zuiderdam:

 

 

 

GROUPS ONBOARD

 

Eurodam:

21 February 2021 – 28 February 2021 : Caribbean : MRC Conservative Group

28 February 2021 – 07 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group (B2B with 7 – 14 March)

07 March 2021 – 14 March 2021 : Caribbean : Quilting Group

17 July 2021 – 24 July 2021 : Alaska : Turning Point Ministries Group

24 July 2021 – 31 July 2021 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Group - Postponed

31 July 2021 – 07 August 2021 : Alaska : Jeremy Camp/Inspiration Group

07 August 2021 – 14 August 2021 : Alaksa : Focal Point Ministries Group

21 August 2021 – 28 August 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group

28 August 2021 – 04 September 2021 : Alaska : Deeper Faith Group

 

Koningsdam:

09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Mexican Riviera : Bridge Group

20 February 2021 – 27 February 2021 : Mexican Riviera : Continuing Eductation Group

17 April 2021 – 24 April 2021 : Mexican Riviera : Knitting Group

  

Nieuw Amsterdam

09 January 2021 – 16 January 2021 : Tropical Caribbean : Mercy Me at Sea Group- Postponed

06 February – 13 February 2021 : Eastern Caribbean : Gospel Music Celebration - Postponed

07 April 2021 – 14 April 2021 : Western Caribbean : Continuing Education Group

08 January 2022 – 15 January 2022 : Caribbean : Mercy Me at Sea Group

15 January 2022 – 22 January 2022 : Caribbean : Katinas & Kuzins Group

05 February 2022 – 12 February 2022 : Caribbean : Gospel Music Celebration Group

 

Nieuw Statendam:

09 July 2021 – 19 July 2021 : Baltics : Quilting Group

09 October 2021 – 19 October 2021 : Mediterranean : Mark Steyn Group

 

Noordam:

17 January 2021 – 30 January 2021 : South East Asia : Knitting Group

30 January 2021 – 13 February 2021 : China & Japan : Knitting Group

 

Oosterdam:

09 May 2021 – 16 May 2021 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

13 June 2021 – 20 June 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group

20 June 2021 – 27 June 2021 : Alaska : Quilting Group

04 July 2021 – 11 July 2021 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

25 July 2021 – 01 August 2021 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Group

15 August 2021 – 22 August 2021 : Alaska : Continuing Education Group

 

Rotterdam VII:

 

Westerdam:

30 January 2021 – 19 February 2021 : Antartica : Quilting Group

 

Volendam:

 

Zaandam:

02 October 2021 – 09 October 2021 : N.E. Discovery : Continuing Education Group

Zuiderdam:

03 February 2021 – 14 February 2021 : Panama Canal : Quilting Group

 

 

If anyone has any further information, please post it here and I will include it in the next update.

Thanks!

 

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13 hours ago, VMax1700 said:

25 July 2021 – 01 August 2021 : Alaska : Gaither Homecoming Group

 

Had to look up info on this group that will be sailing with us. For 18 years we lived not far from the Gaithers' hometown. Seems to be quite a few other artists scheduled to perform.

 

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Just now, Cruise Suzy said:

 

Had to look up info on this group that will be sailing with us. For 18 years we lived not far from the Gaithers' hometown. Seems to be quite a few other artists scheduled to perform.

https://www.inspirationcruises.com/christian-cruises/gaither-homecoming-alaska-2021

I had considered adding links to all the websites, but I am not sure how CC would react, as it would be classed as advertising I believe.

 

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19 minutes ago, Cruise Suzy said:

 

Had to look up info on this group that will be sailing with us. For 18 years we lived not far from the Gaithers' hometown. Seems to be quite a few other artists scheduled to perform.

 

Perhaps you would report back after your cruise and let us know how if the group had any positive or negative influence on your cruise enjoyment?

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4 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

I had considered adding links to all the websites, but I am not sure how CC would react, as it would be classed as advertising I believe.

Ooops - not my intent, but I can see how that it could be interpreted as such - will edit.

 

4 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

Perhaps you would report back after your cruise and let us know how if the group had any positive or negative influence on your cruise enjoyment?

 

Will do - assuming cruise takes place.

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3 minutes ago, Cruise Suzy said:

Ooops - not my intent, but I can see how that it could be interpreted as such - will edit.

 

Don't worry,  I doubt that the occasional link would  'offend'.😉

I see you have already edited, however as I quoted your post the link is still in the original post. 😭

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Interesting that new information includes a group on the Zaandam on the cruise currently scheduled October 2 - October 9. She now starts the Grand Africa out of Fort Lauderdale on October 10, so her Canada - New England cruise ending in Boston on October 9 will be getting changed.

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40 minutes ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:

Interesting that new information includes a group on the Zaandam on the cruise currently scheduled October 2 - October 9. She now starts the Grand Africa out of Fort Lauderdale on October 10, so her Canada - New England cruise ending in Boston on October 9 will be getting changed.

I did mention at the start that there are contradictions.  There are several groups listed where HAL has already announced an itinerary change or ship change/repositioning.  My feeling is that some of the 'groups' are small organisations and may not even be in existence any longer or, at best, have limited staff numbers to update websites in sync with HAL changing deployments.

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2 hours ago, VMax1700 said:

I did mention at the start that there are contradictions.  There are several groups listed where HAL has already announced an itinerary change or ship change/repositioning.  My feeling is that some of the 'groups' are small organisations and may not even be in existence any longer or, at best, have limited staff numbers to update websites in sync with HAL changing deployments.


Oops, I didn’t mean to imply any inaccuracies on your part. Your effort putting this list out is very much appreciated! I thought new information meant a group had recently booked not realizing that things were going to shift around. Thanks for the explanation!

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2 hours ago, Horizon chaser 1957 said:


Oops, I didn’t mean to imply any inaccuracies on your part. Your effort putting this list out is very much appreciated! I thought new information meant a group had recently booked not realizing that things were going to shift around. Thanks for the explanation!

No problem.  Any information that posters can add to the thread is appreciated.  Sometimes the years get confusing and even the different ways of listing dates.

HAL is still listing the October 2 to October 9th cruise ending in Boston and the Grand Africa commencing on the next day from Fort Lauderdale on their own website, so maybe they are confused as much as I am!

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5 hours ago, VMax1700 said:

No problem.  Any information that posters can add to the thread is appreciated.  Sometimes the years get confusing and even the different ways of listing dates.

HAL is still listing the October 2 to October 9th cruise ending in Boston and the Grand Africa commencing on the next day from Fort Lauderdale on their own website, so maybe they are confused as much as I am!

 

And so are those of us who are booked on the Grand Africa sailing from Fort Lauderdale on October 10 who want to book the cruise preceding ours!

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On 10/3/2020 at 3:44 PM, VMax1700 said:

Nieuw Statendam:

09 July 2021 – 19 July 2021 : Baltics : Quilting Group

Thanks for your efforts keeping up this list. 😊

I was moved from the Ryndam/Rotterdam to the Nieuw Statendam for a 7-Day Viking Sagas cruise departing July 11. Looks like the quilting group has not updated their info. 

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9 hours ago, dobiemom said:

Thanks for your efforts keeping up this list. 😊

I was moved from the Ryndam/Rotterdam to the Nieuw Statendam for a 7-Day Viking Sagas cruise departing July 11. Looks like the quilting group has not updated their info. 

Thanks for spotting this.  As I mentioned above, I think a lot of the groups are run by small organisations and updating their website info is not high on their list of priorities.  Quite possibly they have not even received a notification from HAL yet!

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15 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

I noticed today that Koningsdam has a gap in her list of cruises between March 20th and April 10th, 2022. Do you think that might be some sort of dry dock or re-fit on the west coast?

 

Thanks, @VMax1700, for the interesting list and all the research you do!

That is a bit long for a drydock - usually they are only about 10 days.  It could be for a couple of charters that have not been announced yet.  All the rescheduling has affected the charters and groups and HAL will want to recoup some earnings!

 

I also see that Koningsdam has no listings from September 26, 2021 to November 13, 2021.

 

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True.  I thought "charter!" after I had posted and was thinking about it while I hung some Christmas lights. I was kind of interested to know what was going to happen before the round-trip Hawaii out of Vancouver, and if there would be a "coastal" to get there from San Diego.

 

Thanks.  Maybe things will change.

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50 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

Too early!!!!

Still only November 🎅

 

We always hang our Christmas lights outside in November on a “nice” day before the freezing weather comes.  Just wait to turn them on.  It’s too hard to deal with lights and cords in freezing weather. 😉 

 



 

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